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Can I use a walking cast in order to work?

Can I use a walking cast in order to work?

Depends: The answer to this really depends on the extent of your injury and the work you do, and needs to be discussed with your treating physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

By wearing a walking cast for broken ankle could I work?

Depends: On the type of work you do. If you have an office type job that allows you to sit you can probably work. ...Read more

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I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?

Give it time: You should be able to walk soon. Give it time. If the surgeon said you can walk it mean you are safe too but you will likely take awhile to get your balance an strength back. ...Read more

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10yr old fractured tibia and fibia and cast just removed. X-ray still shows fracture in fibia and it's not aligned. Doc said it will correct itself. Now in walking boot. Can I use the boot for 2weeks then put her into a stabilizing ankle brace until the f

10yr old fractured tibia and fibia and cast just removed. X-ray still shows fracture in fibia and it's not aligned. Doc said it will correct itself. Now in walking boot. Can I use the boot for 2weeks then put her into a stabilizing ankle brace until the f

Fractured fibula: should be cared for as directed by your physician such as using the walking boot for the full recommended length of time. Based on information you provided can't give additional advice because I don't know when the fracture took place, where in the tibia/fibula it is and how displaced the fracture is. This type of injury really needs to be seen and followed in an office setting. ...Read more

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What are your experiences with a walking cast?

Don't like them: I feel they are unstable and difficult for a patient to use. ...Read more

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My 8year old son twisted his ankle 4 weeks ago.He wore a cast for 3 weeks and now is trying to walk gradually.How soon can he return to basketball?

My 8year old son twisted his ankle 4 weeks ago.He wore a cast for 3 weeks and now is trying to walk gradually.How soon can he return to basketball?

See below: You physician will help you with that decision... Everyone's different, let your doctor help you make the decision that's correct. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more